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Frenzy, watercolor on paper, 88 x 85 cm, 2015, from the series Ferdinand Nigg mit den Tieren (Ferdinand Nigg with the Animals) that is based on the life and work of the early 20th century textile artist Ferdinand Nigg. The portfolio edition that contains reproductions of all 20 drawings of the series was presented on December 3, 2015, at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in Vaduz.
Photo © Pedro Malacas

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Nitroglyzerin und Chloroform, Drawing Installation in 29 Parts, Dimensions Variable, Exhibition View Heimspiel 2015, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, December 12, 2015 to February 21, 2016 [Painting on right hand wall by Felix Stickel]
Photo © Anna-Tina Eberhard, St. Gallen





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Die eigene Vergangenheit ist jedem ein Spiegel, 3 Paper Objects, Various Dimensions, Watercolor on Fabriano Paper, 2015, Exhibition View Kulturhaus Rössle, Mauren, Liechtenstein, August 20 to September 18, 2015
Photo © Ana Petrovic



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Nitroglyzerin und Chloroform, Drawing Installation in 29 Parts, Dimensions Variable, 2015, Exhibition View Kulturhaus Rössle, Mauren, Liechtenstein, August 20 to September 18, 2015
Photo © Ana Petrovic



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Entschwundene Dinge, 3 Watercolors on Fabriano-Paper on MDF, 2015, Exhibition View Kulturhaus Rössle, Mauren, Liechtenstein, August 20 to September 18, 2015
Photo © Ana Petrovic





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Afterimages for Alfred Kubin, 6 Drawings in 3 Black Boxes (MDF, stained black), 2 Books, 7 Booklets, Dimensions Variable, 2015

Exhibition view from the group exhibition The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel (July 3 to November 22, 2015)



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Fabulous, Untold Wealth (Afterimages for Alfred Kubin; Black Box 1), Image 2 of 2 in Two-Sided Black Box (Stained MDF, 60 x 30 x 45 cm), Image Dimensions 30 x 45 cm, Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Fabriano Paper, 2015



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Stones, Flowers, Animals and People (Afterimages for Alfred Kubin; Black Box 1), Image 1 of 2 in Two-Sided Black Box (Stained MDF, 60 x 30 x 45 cm), Image Dimensions 30 x 45 cm, Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Fabriano Paper, 2015

On Afterimages for Alfred Kubin

The nucleus of the installation is Kubin’s novel The Other Side from 1909, the fictional memoirs of an artist who moves from a big city to a microstate. The microstate - the Dream Land - quickly disintegrates in an apocalyptic scenario, but the protagonist survives, and, in a mental institution, he writes down his memories of the other side. For this installation, I’m using two types of containers for memory, the book and the black box (a recording device in airplanes). After a disaster, once a black box is retrieved, its contents are analyzed - mirroring, here, the viewer’s interpretation of the work as it is encountered in the context of the exhibition. The black boxes in the installation contain watercolors that are made with complementary colors like the ones used for creating afterimage effects. Here, I’m less interested in the optical phenomenon as such, but more in the idea of the afterimage: The afterimage is contained within the image, just as the other side is necessarily contained within this side. The other side, in its pure form, only really exists on this side, it is a projected fiction. The moment we reach the other side, it will disintegrate.





Books and Editions 2015:

Nitroglyzerin und Chloroform, self-published, 2015 (Artist Book)

Songs for Wong Kar-wai, with music by Nadja and watercolors by Manfred Naescher, Wist Rec, 2015 (Artist Book)

Ferdinand Nigg mit den Tieren, self-published, 2015 (Edition)





Writing 2015:

Ferdinand Nigg (1865-1949): Gestickte Moderne, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2015 (Catalogue Essay Das bewegte Bild)

Perspectives, Part 1, by Fabian Zapatka, Distance Over Time, Berlin, 2015 (Foreword)





Fairs 2015:

London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England, with Distance Over Time, September 10-13, 2015 (Still, 2014)

Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair), Germany, with Lesezeichen Liechtenstein, October 14-18, 2015 (Nitroglyzerin und Chloroform, 2015)

Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, with Distance Over Time, November 19-22, 2015 (Still, 2014)





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